The Pew Research Centre is the organization that surveyed segments of the US population to note their attitudes regarding the use of torture. It is a non-partisan, credible and well-regarding research centre despite rightwingnutz attempts to discredit its findings when they do not agree with the results obtained.
Almost a year after capturing the attention of the political world as John McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin remains a broadly popular figure within the Republican Party, despite receiving mixed reviews from the public as a whole. Palin received her highest overall favorability rating of 50% in mid-September 2008, shortly after McCain named her as his vice-presidential running mate. At that time just 34% expressed an unfavorable opinion of the Alaska governor, while 16% offered no opinion. But her favorability slipped later in the campaign. In mid-October, more people expressed an unfavorable opinion of Palin (48%) than a favorable opinion (42%).
Since the election, public views of Palin have shifted only slightly. Unlike Romney, Palin’s ratings continue to be much better among conservative Republicans (80%) than among moderates and liberals in the party (62%). ... Notably, as was the case during the election, Palin is rated somewhat better by men than she is by women. About half of men (48%) say their overall opinion of Palin is favorable, while 40% say it is unfavorable. Among women, the picture is reversed: 48% offer an unfavorable view, 41% a favorable one. ... Palin receives a more favorable rating from those with a high school degree or less (48% favorable, 36% unfavorable) than she does from college graduates (41% favorable, 52% unfavorable).
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Sarah Palin remains a never-ending source of blogging material. This week the Pew Research Centre For the People and the Press released the results of a recent survey.